The house, which is fully equipped with a rooftop tennis court and hot tub, is on the 5200 block of Chelsea Street in La Jolla which overlooks the ocean.
“This is a quiet little cul-de-sac,” said Laura Bertagnolli, a neighbor.
The upscale, family-oriented neighborhood of Bird Rock in La Jolla is now the scene of the 26th season of the popular reality show. Mark and Laura Bertagnolli live across the street from the show's house. They’ve been watching this major production unfold for the past two weeks.
“It's been pretty much a nightmare,” Mark Bertagnolli said.
“I almost feel like it’s a better fit in PB or Mission Beach,” said Laura Bertagnolli. “One guy had a straw hat on. The guys were all buffed out…the girls just seemed real plain looking.”
“They stole a garbage can from the neighbor so they can use it. There has been garbage piled up in the driveway, but for the most part, the issue has been the traffic. It’s been hundreds and hundreds of cars, just looking for the house,” said Mark Bertagnolli.
Not everyone is complaining. Local businesses like Extreme Pizza are reaping the benefits of having the MTV show film in their neighborhood.
“It’s really awesome. They tip pretty well,” said Nicole Driban of Extreme Pizza.
This is the second time "The Real World" has chosen San Diego. Point Loma was home for 2003 Season 14 cast.
Filming here is expected to last until Labor Day and the show will air this fall.